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Quick & Easy Wire Rack 



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Quick & Easy Wire Rack 

Written By: Collin Cunningham 



TOOLS: 

Marker (1) 

Phillips head screwdriver (1) 

Saw(1) 

hand-held electric drill (1) 



PARTS: 

Wooden dowel (1) 
curtain rod brackets (2) 



SUMMARY 

For too long my workbench has been home to a jumbled collection of miscellaneous wire 
spools. I searched a bit for a commercial solution without any luck. Then suddenly a simple 
solution came to mind - curtain rod brackets! 



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Quick & Easy Wire Rack 

Step 1 — Quick & Easy Wire Rack 




• Find a suitable place for mounting 
the rack. Close to your work area 
is usually ideal. 

• Measure the desired length you'd 
like the rack to be, and mark the 
dowel for cutting. 

• Cut the dowel to the desired length. 



Step 2 




• Mark and drill holes for the brackets using a pencil/marker. 

• Use a ruler+level for accuracy. Since I mounted mine on a shelf, I used the shelf as a 
guide. 



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Quick & Easy Wire Rack 
Step 3 




• Mount the brackets in their new 
home. 

• Rod brackets usually come with 
appropriate wood screws for 
mounting. Since I mounted mine to 
metal, I used similar size nuts, 
bolts & washers I had on hand. 



Step 4 




• Thread your wire spools onto the dowel. 

• Secure the dowel in place via the bracket thumbscrews. 



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Quick & Easy Wire Rack 
Step 5 



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• Done. Enjoy a more orderly 
workspace and convenient access 
to various wire types! 



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